A total of 282 overseas players have registered for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the auction to be held on January 27 and 28 in Bangalore. Australia (58) have the most number of registered players and are followed by South Africa (57), West Indies (39) and Sri Lanka (39). Playing for Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League, Gayle slammed 485 runs, including two centuries and two half-centuries, to top the charts. England cricketer Ben Stokes’ availability for IPL 2018 will depend on the result of the ongoing investigation regarding the pub brawl in Bristol. He finished as the highest wicket-taker with 23 scalps in the Ashes and scored 166 runs to cap his all-round effort.
Source: Hindustan Times January 13, 2018 14:48 UTC